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January 21, 2003 at 12:12 am #19792Anonymous
Hello everyone-I am new to this website & forum & look forward to reading the newsletters. I’m looking for a specific trash can for my kitchen that will accomodate plastic grocery bags. They’re called “Bag Its” or something like that, but what’s unique about them is that they have two “knobs” (for lack of a better word) at the top of the can that will hold the handles of a grocery bag! We had one before, long ago, but wish I had a new one now. Where can I get one of these? They were so convenient because the bag did not slip down in the can! Thank U for your help!:)January 24, 2003 at 10:07 pm #20562Anonymous
hi, i know what you r talking about..the last time i saw them they were being sold by qvc..u could try their web site..this one could accomidate large and small bags in one unit.January 25, 2003 at 5:09 am #20563Anonymous
Thank you Diana for your help–I tried QVC (online) but no such luck…I will keep searching both locally and online–there must be at least one out there!January 26, 2003 at 2:14 am #20565Anonymous
The last time I was in Lowe’s they had something similar to what you described. I don’t think it was exactly what you are looking for but it served the same purpose. It has a slit in the top on two sides that the bag handles attached to.
:)January 26, 2003 at 3:49 am #20570Anonymous
Right after I left my last post, I picked up a Harriet Carter catalog and right there on pg. 67 is the bag wastebasket. You can get it at http://www.harrietcarter.com by searching for “grocery bag wastebasket”January 26, 2003 at 6:42 am #20575Anonymous
:) THANK YOU, THANK YOU “InAlabama”!! There is a Lowe’s not too far from where I live so I will check them out first, & if they don’t have one then I’ll have Harriet Carter to fall back on! Good ‘ole Harriet Carter! Never thought that one day I’d actually order something from them! Thanks a zillion! :)January 26, 2003 at 11:13 am #20576Anonymous
I have also purchased them from Starcrest of California for about $5. I like these as they are a trash can with the knobs, so if a bag leaks, it’s contained. I had one that just held the handles and didn’t like it because of this.January 27, 2003 at 12:51 am #20592Anonymous
I bought mine through one of those mail order catologs that have misc household stuff in them. But you could in the meantime take a regular small can and use clips on the sides ..like the big paperclamps, clothespins etc to hood the bags onto. 2 clips on each side.January 27, 2003 at 3:29 am #20594Anonymous
:) Thank you’s also extended to “sewsmith” & “whansber”…what a great community of assistance here at frugal life! Thank you also to the author of our latest newsletter–I think that I’m getting such great responses because my post was included in it!January 27, 2003 at 4:11 pm #20607Anonymous
I use my plastic grocery bags with a trash can that we bought at wal-mart. Take a bag with you and you’ll find one that you can stretch the bags to fit. They never slip down since that little extra “stretch” makes them snug. Like one of the other posts, I like have the “safety net” can beneath it for those leaks because although we try to make sure there isn’t a hole in the bag, there always is now and then.January 27, 2003 at 9:54 pm #20614Anonymous
I’ve had good luck with various sizes of bags and cans using a great big rubber band to hold the bag over the rim of the can. One that’s a little wider works greatfor gripping.January 28, 2003 at 12:00 am #20616Anonymous
:) Thanks to everyone writing in with tips & advice on my “grocery bag trash can” quest. I like the ideas of using clothespins, large clamps & thick rubberbands to hold the bags up in the can. Even just finding the right size can where the bag can stretch out enough to form a tight fit is a sensible idea! However, I still long for the can with the “knobs” because they keep the bag upright & hold up under a fair amount of stress from heavy trash (short of the grocery bag itself breaking because of too much weight). They are also handy when you’re ready to take the trash out–just lift the grocery bag handles up & away you go. I will check out Lowe’s & then Harriet Carter’s as previously suggested. Thank you all very much!January 29, 2003 at 9:16 am #20623Anonymous
Over the years I’ve never been able to use a “swing top” type of garbage can in the kitchen because of ants.
So I’ve managed kitchen trash by using a very large plastic icecream container (about 5L) and using the plastic bags from shopping. The container fits nicely under the sink and I’ve never had any trouble with flies or insects.
The rubbish is easily disposed of by taking out the plastic bag and tieing up the handles, and depositing in the garbage bin outside.
I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. Only expense was the icec ream! Naturally I’ve gone through more than one container in 20 years, but it’s amazing how long they last.August 12, 2003 at 6:23 am #20843Anonymous
Since I moved away from my parents and into my apartment a few years ago I’ve been using one of those large popcorn tins (the kind you see around Christmas time) as my garbage can. It fits very nicely under my sink where nobody can see it, and those plastic grocery store bags fit perfectly inside. Also, since such popcorn tins come in a variety of designs, you can probably find one that blends in with your home decor. ;DAugust 28, 2003 at 8:42 pm #20863Anonymous
I have also seen them at good old WalMart. I have had mine for 3 years and its great! Holds up to lots. Only problem was it was white, and after lots of use it started to look pretty sad. So, I spray painted it with that new Fusion paint by Krylon. I had it and a few flowerpots I wanted to keep but the colors didn’t work, I bought one can and went to town. All came out great, now everything is the color I want and it was like $3.00 for the can of paint. ;D Sure beat replacing everything else!
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